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Business centre on coal mine gets go-ahead

The new business centre at the former Betteshanger colliery will cost £4.2 millon and create more than 700 jobs

22 August 2017

A centre for small and medium-sized healthcare businesses on a former coal mine has been given the green light and is expected to create 700 jobs.


Kent woman 'Britain's oldest cleaner'

Marjorie Rose

22 August 2017

A 94-year-old has been praised for her hard work as she shows no sign of giving up a job she's held for more than three decades.


Drop in migrant workers could make recruitment harder

There's been a decrease in migrant workers registering in Kent. Picture: Stock image

21 August 2017

A post-Brexit drop in migrants could make it more difficult for jobs in Kent to be filled, say experts.

Consultancy hires new chairman

Geof Ellingham has become chairman of Agile Business Consortium

21 August 2017

A not-for-profit business-thinking group has appointed a new chairman.

Opportunity for businesses to show they care

KM's Year of Walking will benefit both the walk to school campaign and high profile leisure events such as the KM Charity Walk.

19 August 2017

The launch of KM's Year of Walking gives companies the chance to show they care about the county by backing a high profile community campaign.

Kent sees 'significant' fall in migrant workers

There's been a decrease in migrant workers registering in Kent. Picture: Stock image

17 August 2017

Kent has seen a fall in the number of migrant workers wanting to work in the county, following the Brexit vote.


Hundreds of jobs lost as company goes bust

Southern Salads is based in Tonbridge. Picture: Instant Street View

16 August 2017

A family-run firm that supplied fresh salads to supermarkets, restaurants and travel chains across the UK has suddenly ceased trading.


Teen entrepreneur targeting youth opportunities

Matthew Bridger, Managing Director Folkestone Business Hub

16 August 2017

After facing own struggles, a teenage businessman has set up a social enterprise to help other youths find success.

Unemployment continues downward despite surge in women

There were fewer people claiming unemployment benefits in Kent in July

16 August 2017

Dole queues shortened marginally in Kent last month but growing numbers of women began claiming.


Wilko jobs at risk

Wilko has begun redundancy talks with staff, including those in its Kent stores

11 August 2017

A discount retailer with at least 17 branches in Kent confirms it has begun redundancy talks with staff.


Hear from entrepreneur of the year

Sleeping Giant Media chief executive Luke Quilter

10 August 2017

A digital marketing expert will share the secrets of marketing success at a business exhibition.

Celebs line up for hair treatment centre

KSL Hair in Maidstone treated former X Factor contestant and I'm A Celebrity... runner up Jake Quickenden

09 August 2017

A hair transplant clinic is becoming the “company of choice for celebrities” after treating former X Factor star Jake Quickenden.


MP's directorship follows husband's 'brush with cancer'

Helen Grant MP

07 August 2017

An MP has vowed to give a "significant proportion" of her payment for working for a technology firm to help local charities.


We’re daring to be different

Chapel Down chief executive Frazer Thompson

05 August 2017

The boss of a Kent winemaker believes the key to success is doing something no one else can do as it prepares to open a new brewery.

Couple face trial at Lithuanian court

Jackie Judge and Darrell Houghton

03 August 2017

A couple allegedly involved with the trafficking and exploitation of Lithuanian men at a Kent farm will face trial in the eastern European country.


Business catches bad dose of Brexit blues

A container is unloaded at Sheerness Docks. Picture: Maria Clarke

03 August 2017

Sales expectations were at record lows across Kent in the second quarter while exporters faced a mixed bag despite a weak pound.

Seventy-five bed care home gets go ahead

An artist's impression of the finished care home

02 August 2017

Plans to built a 75-bed 'halfway house' at Kent Medical Campus have been given the go ahead.


Kent could get ferry services to Poland

The Port of Ramsgate

02 August 2017

A foreign company has opened talks with a local authority to potentially provide passenger and cargo services to a city on the Baltic coast.


Revealing the real rental price

MyTripCar compares car rental companies across the globe

02 August 2017

A nasty experience with a foreign car hire company led a marketing director into a career trying to stop others suffering the same fate.

'No question' changes will put up costs

Deliveroo operates in Canterbury, Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks and Maidstone

27 July 2017

A radical overhaul of workers’ rights in the burgeoning gig economy could leave small businesses in Kent facing additional costs, it has been claimed.

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